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Simon Smith

Biography:

Simon is a co-founder of Smith and Wallwork and a chartered structural engineer.

He has worked on a huge variety of building projects ranging from small bespoke houses through to super-tall buildings. Simon works closely with clients and design teams from the very early stages of a project to get the optimum solution. Recently he has been focusing on reducing the environmental impact of construction and the materials used. His work in this field was recognised by the ‘Green Guru’ engineering award from Building magazine.

Past and recent projects include:

The Forum in Norwich, a new civic and cultural building designed with an unusual load bearing brick facade and long span atrium roof.

The Berlin Stock Exchange, a 10 storey structure formed via a series of structural arches that span the full width of the building from which all upper floors are suspended.

Milton Keynes Theatre and Art Gallery, a mixed use venue which incorporates a 30t mobile ceiling that enables the auditorium to adapt to different performances.

National Trust Stowe Gardens Visitor Centre, a sensitive re-build and extensive of a listed building in the grounds at Stowe.

Somerset House, a re-modelling and refurbishment of the East Wing of the historic building for Kings College London.

Baker Street, an unusual load bearing masonry facade that supports a long span steel frame structure. Located in a conservation area the architect Quinlan Terry used traditional details to link the development to the listed neighbour building.

Keywords

  • timber structures
  • embodied carbon in construction
  • structural engineering
  • load bearing masonry structures
  • sustainable construction
  • timber framed construction of buildings;
  • low carbon architecture and design